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Departmental policies

A number of the department’s policy documents, including policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and frameworks, are accessible via this page.

If you are unable to find a particular policy document using this search, please contact the Central Policy Unit.

Department staff searching for policy documents should use the Department for Education Intranet (login required)

  • The merit selection policy outlines the standards used when selecting applicants for positions within the Department for Education.

  • The merit selection procedure outlines the approved processes for merit selection across the organisation and must be read in conjunction with the merit selection policy.

  • The National protocols for test administration provide detailed information on all aspects of the administration of the NAPLAN paper based tests.

  • The National School Chaplaincy Program (2015-2018) aims to support schools in promoting the wellbeing of students by providing funds that contribute to the maintenance or establishment of pastoral care services in the school.

  • Non-department service providers working in preschools and schools procedure has been developed to support site leaders in the approval and management of external providers in department sites.

  • The numeracy and literacy strategy will guide teachers and other school staff, early childhood workers, health workers and importantly, parents, to give children the best start possible.

  • This procedure outlines the processes for operating a Department for Education occasional care service that all department workers must adhere to.

  • This document is a practical direction for all staff working in education and care to plan and manage children and young people who require oral eating and drinking support including oral sensitivi

  • Department for Education policy covering the requirements of the national law, the Education Act 1972, and associated SA government policies about OSHC services that government schools must comply with.

  • This guideline outlines the roles and responsibilities for people engaged in the provision and operation of OSHC on Department for Education sites.



Operational Policy and Across Government Projects unit

Phone: 8226 1000 or 1800 088 158
Email: education.Policy [at] sa.gov.au